Currents

Friday, August 20 – 8pm ET/PT *Encore Presentation* on Global

Sabrina’s Law follows Mike and Sara Shannon’s journey as they deal with their daughter’s sudden death from anaphylactic shock and embark on a heroic crusade for social change. In 2006, their efforts resulted in the creation of Sabrina’s Law within the Province of Ontario – the first legislation in the world to protect children with life-threatening allergies. Today, their commitment to the cause continues to make Sabrina’s Law a reality all over the world.

Wednesday, July 7 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

*Created by Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker Shelley Saywell (Crimes of Honour)*

“The Nanny Business”

Explore the domestic labour industry that brings more than 5,000 female caregivers to Canada every year. Many of these women, however, become victims of fraud, exploitation and abuse. This documentary follows a group of brave nannies who have decided to speak out and – with the help of crusading journalists, human rights lawyers and other parents – are already forcing change.

Wednesday, June 30 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

While maintaining critical objectivity, Lethal Beauty reveals many little-known facts about the cosmetics industry. Looking at scientists’ and manufacturers’ laboratories, pharmacists’ offices and meetings held by environmental activists, the episode examines the industry in various parts of the world and sheds light on the importance of beauty in our society.

Wednesday, June 23 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

This episode explores the sometimes weird, sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking and always compelling world of hard core Bingo players. These passionate players have devoted an innumerable amount of money, time and effort to the pursuit of a game that does not require skill but rather patience, determination and a great deal of luck.